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Record Number: 8904


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'He consumed works of western philosophy, from Rousseau to Wyndham Lewis. All this he added to his diet of sexology - Freud, Remy de Gourmont, de Sade and Krafft-Ebing. And with the Mediterranean in mind, he read D.H. Lawrence's "Sea and Sardinia" and Norman Douglas's "South Wind"'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1933 and 31 Dec 1935

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Lawrence Durrell

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

27 Feb 1912

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

later writer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

Britain / India (Parents English and Irish but Indian born)

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Remy de Gourmont

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Fiction, Essays / Criticism, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

8904

Source:

Print

Author:

Gordon Bowker

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Through the Dark Labyrinth: A Biography of Lawrence Durrell

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1996

Vol:

n/a

Page:

55

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Gordon Bowker, Through the Dark Labyrinth: A Biography of Lawrence Durrell (London, 1996), p. 55, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8904, accessed: 20 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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